WIN Books and High Tea with Kate DiCamillo


I am getting slightly over-excited about the Australian tour by Kate DiCamillo in May. She’s not doing many events, and my book club girls at school are lucky enough to have her coming to our little meeting. Cannot WAIT. Some people are into pop stars. I’m into literary stars…and Kate DiCamillo is one of the biggest literary stars around.

In Brisbane there is also a public event here, and there is one last chance to see her at one of the three high teas she is doing in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

To win a ticket for you and THREE friends (plus accompanying adult – who also gets to join in YAY!), simply fill out the entry form here. Best suited for ages 9-12 (and their book adoring adult). 

All information here.

Finally?! I’ve got ten, yes TEN copies of the gorgeous paperback edition of ‘Raymie Nightingale’ to giveaway – five lucky winners will be chosen to receive two copies of the book – one for them and one for a friend.

To win, simply comment below or on the social media posts associated with this competition as to who you would like to share your books with. And don’t forget to enter the competition to win a high tea experience with Kate too! 

The Fine Print

I have received nothing in return for hosting this giveaway. My aim is just to share the literary love and to thank all you readers who have joined me here at Children’s Books Daily.

How to enter

The ‘Ramie Nightingale’ book giveaway commences at 9am (AEDT) on 19th April 2017, and ends at 6pm (AEDT) on Monday 24th April 2017.

Entrants are required to leave a comment on this blog post OR on the Facebook post associated with the giveaway OR the Instagram post associated with the post.

Terms and Conditions

Entry is open to residents of Australia only. Persons entering must be over 18 years of age – or if under 18, have the permission of an adult.

Entry is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining a winner.

Winners will be chosen by CBD editors from all eligible entries received.

Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be contacted via comment function on the blog entry or Facebook status update or Instagram

If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited.

In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.


The Prize will be sent to the winner’s address or email.

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.
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  1. This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to come along and to hear more about the book club as well. I love encountering new authors and have not read Kate before – this is a great way to start!

  2. We just love Kate’s books! Thanks for the opportunity to win one. My daughter (and I ) would be thrilled to read Raymie Nightingale!

  3. My just turned 11 year old Poppy loves her books and I’m battling to keep her in the tween genre rather than the teen one. Kate’s books are perfect. Poppy would love a book x

  4. Thanks for this opportunity, Megan. I’d love to win one of the two-pack books – one for myself (which I’d also share with my class, of course! :P) and one for my nieces.

  5. Ella (12) – I would share my book with my best friend Emma. We have known each other since meeting in ballet classes at 3 or 4 years old. We went to the same school in Prep but stayed friends even when I moved away. Even when she has travelled around Australia in a bus and moved away to live in Tasmania we have still stayed best friends. She just moved back to a town close to me again and even though we hadnt seen each other for two years it was amazing seeing her again and Mum says we just finished the same conversation from 2 years ago. So if I was to win the books (or the High Tea) I would share it with her. She loves books as much as I do. Thanks for the chance to win this prize. I love Kate DiCamillo books. My favourite is Because of Winn Dixie and the box set was one of the best birthday presents I have received.

  6. Amalia’s whole reading world changed with Raymie Nightingale. It is a game changer and Kate is the most humble inspiring author. Amalia (11) and I would love to meet her!

  7. I love Kate’s books and would be just thrilled to win a copy! My son and are a very big fans and I am currently reading ‘The Tale of Despereaux’ to my class!

  8. Hi, I would share my 2nd book if I won with my friend Libby. We swap books all the time & then give them back. It would be good to win these books cause I haven’t read it before 🙂 Thanks – Abbey PS: my mum said I could try and win and her details are at the bottom. Thanks.

  9. This sounds like a lovely book and so jealous you get to see Kate! I too am a avid fan of literary stars, both classic and modern.

  10. This sound slice a great book for my little niece as she is graduating from picture books to ‘big girl books’. As her uncle, I am trying to encourage her love for reading with books that positively portray female leads.

  11. I am a HUGE fan of Kate DiCamillo! My son and I have read books of hers together and have particularly enjoyed the characters! We would be thrilled to win a copy of ‘Raymie
    I started reading ‘The Tale of Desperaux’ to my class last week. It would also be a wonderful experience to share Kate’s latest book with them also.


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